A heel spur is an extra growth on the bone of the heel that can build up over a long period.
Smelly feet – the medical name is bromodosis – can affect anyone. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. The main cause is sweaty feet and there are simple steps you can take to help prevent this.
There are many different health conditions that can affect the toes, including skin, bone, soft tissue and circulatory problems, many of which can affect your ability to walk without pain.
Having a broken foot means a fracture or crack in one of the bones in the foot. The area around the fracture will feel tender and there may be bruising.
Palmoplantar pustulosis is a chronic condition that affects the eccrine sweat glands, which are found most commonly on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Morton's neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot and the base of the toes.
Vascular malformations look like lumpy, blue marks on the skin, caused by problems with blood vessels under the skin.
Metatarsalgia is the medical term given to pain affecting the ball of the foot.
Having flat feet, also called fallen arches, means the arches of the feet are low or there are no arches.
Our feet anatomy page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
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